A Patterson man was injured Friday in a four-vehicle pileup on U.S. 84 just inside Pierce County not far from the Satilla River bridge, said the Georgia State Patrol.
Shayne Grant, 25, of Patterson, was injured in the 5:54 p.m. accident, said Steve Drury, Brunswick GSP post spokesman. He was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross for treatment.
Drury said Grant was charged with driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain a lane. Driving a 2002 Ford Mustang, Grant was westbound in the inside lane of U.S. 84. A 2002 Chevrolet Impala driven by Richardson Cameron, 54, of Jennings, Fla., was eastbound in the inside lane. Drury said a third vehicle, a 2004 International tractor trailer driven by Terry Hagen, 65, of Collins, was eastbound in the outside lane. The fourth vehicle, a 2007 Ford Edge driven by Julia Sharpe, 28, of Bristol, was eastbound in the inside lane behind the Cameron vehicle.
Grant was traveling too fast for conditions and lost control of his car. Drury said the car rotated counterclockwise, crossed the center line and entered the path of the Cameron vehicle. The Cameron vehicle then rotated clockwise and entered the path of the tractor trailer. Grant’s car spun 360 degrees, then skidded into the path of the Sharpe car.
Drury said the Grant car and the Sharpe car both came to rest in the inside eastbound lane. The Cameron vehicle and the tractor trailer both continued forward for 102 feet before coming to final rest.
Cameron’s passenger, Michelle Cameron, 54, of Lake Park, was not injured in the crash, Drury said.
Trooper Dustin Stone was in charge of the accident investigation.